Skill level: Beginner
Tools required: Power drill, pen for marking, paint (if using)
Time required: 30 minutes, plus paint drying time
Thrifty? It was for me! I had everything on hand from the mirrors, to the leather and all of the tools. #hoarder #notaminimalist
Why I love it! Let me count the ways…. Anything geometric has my heart first of all. Plus it’s got all of these beautiful natural elements. Wood, leather, FLOWERS! I also really enjoy the use of mason jars in this look.
How’d it turn out? When I saw the inspiration piece I immediately thought of those little square mirrors that IKEA sells. I just looked them up and they are called Malma. I personally love the way that my DIY of this project turned out. My reproduction isn’t exactly like the inspiration, but it was definitely a starting off point. Then I made it fit me better. It also fills a space that I’ve been trying to complete for awhile. That always makes me happy.
Some words of wisdom… Don’t be like me and change your mind 10 times about what you want 😛 At first, I wanted 4 pieces like the inspiration. Then I decided 3 would look like an arrow, so of course I went with that. I was going to paint them all funky colors, but then I decided that I would get sick of it. I also went back and forth about which leathers to use. Besides the changing of my mind, the project was actually really easy. I drilled a few holes for where I wanted to tie the leather through. Painted one of the mirrors. Bing, bang, boom. Easy peasy.
Resource: I went through 3 sites that had this posted, but after some searching it looks like it belongs to this Etsy site that is currently closed down.